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, consistent with the injuries the doctors found yesterday. nbc news pete williams reported that the bombs were triggered by a timer as opposed to a remote detonator. we learned this type of bomb is frequently used in afghanistan and iraq, but also recently popped up in the u.s. one of the devices used in the times square attempted bombing was apparently a pressure cooker. now, we are hearing about a press conference at the top of the hour. we'll carry it live for you on nbc 4 and nbcwashington.com. >>> all right, thank you, aaron. >>> and we're finding out more about the victims killed as the identities were revealed. three died yesterday, we now know two names, 29-year-old krystle campbell is one just confirmed to nbc news by her father this afternoon. she was a restaurant manager from medford massachusetts. this other guy, 8 years old, killed while they stood by the finish line. neighbors are haunted by this traged tragedy. >> to know he will never come home, it kept me up. >> martin released a statement, saying the wife and daughter suffered injuries, he asked others to pray for his family.
coverage, "nbc nightly news" from boston begins now. >> announcer: "terror in boston." this is "nbc nightly news with brian williams" reporting tonight from boston. >> well, good evening from boston, just a few blocks from where the explosions rocked the finish line at the boston marathon yesterday. it was a shocking event in the life of this city. today receiving, of course, widespread coverage as yet another terrorist incident in our post-9/11 era. here's where the toll stands tonight. three dead, 176 injured, 71 people are still hospitalized. 24 of them in critical condition. among the dead, a boston university grad student, an 8-year-old boy, martin richard, from dorchester and 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford, mass. we learned today the president will be coming here on thursday for an interfaith service. at the white house today flags were at half-staff, and we heard again from the president who, for the first time, used the word "terrorism" to describe what happened here. >> the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians,
are in critical condition. several people required amputations and doctors say more are likely. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams is standing by. i am just reading information that you put in regarding the components of this bomb and what authorities believe was used to make the explosives. what can you tell me? >> they say they were crudely made. that doesn't mean that they weren't powerful and they were. they were made with gunpowder, bbs and ball bearings packed inside a pressure cooker. let me point to a picture from a homeland security bulletin. we're going to get in real tight on these little pots down here. this is what pressure cookers look like. give it a second to focus and see how much tighter we can get. these are what pressure cookers look like in case you haven't seen them. these are rather inexpensive pressure cookers. in case you've not ever dealt with one. a pot with a cover on it that you can make basically air tight and food cooks faster. and then for at least a decade, they've been used to make bombs around the world. so inside is the explosive and the authorities
enforcement sources tell nbc news the bombs were built to act like homemade ieds. sources tell nbc news the bombs included a battery pack and "the boston globe" reports investigators recovered a part of a circuit board at the scene. the bombs were packed with scha shrapnel. the bomb was not capable of creating a massive blast. instead, its main purpose was to maim and injure. photos obtained by whdh in boston showed the area where the bomb was left moments before and moments after the detonation. the fbi is looking at these photos and others like them for clues as to who placed the bombs and when. now there is precedent for devices like these. in 2004, the fbi sent out a memo on the use of homemade pressure cooker bombs. al qaeda's online magazine gave instructions for making them just last month and in the 2010 attempted attack on times square, one of the devices found included a pressure cooker and 125 firecrackers. meanwhile, the search of an apartment belonging to a foreign student injured in the blast has so far turned up nothing and he's not considered a suspect at this point. yes
education, one child at a time. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, orlando. >> nice to have a few good stories. >>> coming up, turning your home's klutt >>> good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new information about the busted bolts on the bay bridge. caltrans missed a chance to test the bolts before they were installed. "san francisco chronicle" reports caltrans engineers actually ordered the test in 2008. the agency was concerned about the supplier's quality control but the tests were never performed because the contractor in charge of the bridge questioned whether they were required. last month more than 30 bolts cracked after being tightened on the new span of the bay bridge. want to check the morning commute with mike. how is it looking out there? >> busy as you would expect at this time on wednesday. the coliseum, the right side, congestion northbound, commute direction. your map will show you the same thing for 880 and 580, although 580 less traveled. that's good news. new crash off the interchange, lafayette, may cause sloping. chp arriving. 680 starting to calm
investigative correspondent for nbc news. with me here in the studio is nbc news terrorism expert michael leiter. former director of the national counterterrorism center. thank you both for joining me. michael isikoff, let me go to you first. "the boston globe" is reporting that officials have recovered a second -- from the scene of the exploexs. what is your take on that? >> well, the fbi would not confirm that at the briefing we just had. they did confirm there are two devices, both in black nylon bags. search -- pressure cooker bombs. one point that i thought was quite interesting that fbi special agent in charge deloria made, these are heavy bombs. two heavy bombs in black nylon bags at two locations about 75 to 100 yards away from each other that were set off within 12 seconds. it remains an open question whether that could have been done by one perpetrator or more than one to have placed those two bags within a short period of time in this open, crowded area and not be noticed. it does raise questions whether one person could have pulled that off. i should tell you that a couple of other p
. and for the very latest on the investigation, we're joined now by nbc news justice correspondent pete williams from washington. so, pete, the very latest on the pressure cooker scenario that you're hearing? >> right. as you say, used for decades in terms of building bombs, so that's not going to be an area of inquiry that will immediately lead them in a certain direction, because the instructions, unfortunately, for making these devices are all over internet. just last month, the al qaeda online magazine "inspire" repeated an article that showed how to build pressure cooker bombs. so they've been out there for a long time. the part, the components of this device appear not to be very fancy. in addition to that, there were shrapnel, ball bearings, bbs, from the sound of the doctors you heard at the beginning of your program, apparently nails as well. and then for the explosive basically gun powder, smokeless powder that's commonly available in sporting goods stores. so all these pieces are easily available. some kind of timer as well. then placed in black sacks and put in two different spots. so wha
. sources tell nbc news that the triggering mechanism appears to have had a battery pack and circuit board, elements of a sophisticated system. both elements were recovered at the scene. joining me now is congressman ed markey from massachusetts. one of the people killed, krystle campbell is from your district? >> yes, she is. that is a good indication this goes beyond the city of boston. >> it does. >> this is all of massachusetts. there are tens of thousands of runners but there's a million people watching the marathon. as a result, every single family knows someone who was here yesterday. this is a very special day each year for the whole state. krystle campbell from medford is somebody that is part of the larger massachusetts family. they were all grieving. >> everywhere you go today, you see the faces of sadness. there's not a place where you can look where you don't see people who are feeling this. >> no. this is -- this is something that hit us just 12 years ago. >> the planes originated from here. >> they hijacked two planes with 150 people on those two planes that flew into the wo
decades for the fbi to locate and arrest the unabomber, ted kaczynski. within the last hour nbc news has confirmed a letter bomb -- not a letter. i should say a letter that tested positive for ricin or some other toxic substance was addressed to senator roger wicker of mississippi. it was intercepted before reaching the senator's office. let's begin this hour with nbc justice correspondent pete williams and former cia counterterrorism director larry johnson. two best guests we could have. pete, let's go back to that picture we just saw from whdh up there, boston affiliate of nbc. what are the experts making of the fact that it was there, that bag, whatever it is sitting there before the explosion and then in this picture taken afterwards you can see the smoke trailing up to the left there diagonally? what does that tell us? >> it tells us it's something they're investigating, chris. they know, they believe very strongly that the bombs were brought to the scene in backpacks. but i think it's fair to say they're looking at whether after they got there, they put them in these shopping bags.
that everybody is out here helping. >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell nbc news they believe both bombs were hidden in the backpacks like this one on the street. discarded like personal property. they believe the bombs were triggered by a device, like a cell phone. killing three, like 8-year-old martin richard. the people on the streets hope they find the bomber. >> the worst thing, we couldn't find out who did it. that would just say they could get away with this. >> reporter: now people continue to walk around the perimeter, many snapping photos on their cell phones. and police want people who snapped photos yesterday during the race capturing images. if you notice anything suspicious they would like you to share that with the boston police department. live here in boston, i'm shomari stone. >>> all right, the flags are at half staff to honor the victims of the bombing. the flag will remain lowered until april 20th out of respect. and the president will go to boston on thursday, speaking at a service dedicated to those killed or gravely wounded in the bombings. earlier today, the pres
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